Each year, hundreds of Cirrus aircraft fly in to attend COPA’s largest annual event – Migration, and this year we’ll be gathering at the home of our Cirrus aircraft in Duluth, Minnesota. Attendees can expect educational seminars, an exhibitor’s trade show highlighting aviation products and services, plus lots of socializing with other Cirrus pilots who share their passion for flying the Cirrus!
Suggested fly-in arrival: Thursday, September 8th *
* Unless you plan on attending our pre-Migration activities! If you’d like to participate in any of our Thursday events, plan to arrive on Wednesday, September 7th. The hotel will honor our group rate for early arrivals.
Suggested fly-in departure: Sunday, September 11th
This registration is valid only for a spouse or domestic partner (residing in the same household and registering together using a single payment) accompanying another registrant who is paying the full Adult event fee. Individual is entitled to participate in all activities available to their spouse or domestic partner.
Valid only for a junior accompanying an adult registrant who is paying the full Adult event fee. Individual is entitled to participate in all activities available to the adult registrant.
Participants are strongly encouraged to purchase the Optional Cancellation Protection. Experience has shown that cancellations occur for a variety of unforeseen personal, professional, and other reasons. Migration Cancellation Protection is offered for all participants for a fee equal to 17% of the total attendance fee paid.
All registrations cancelled prior to five (5) weeks before Migration will receive a full refund of all Migration registration fees regardless of whether Cancellation Protection has been purchased. Once inside the five (5) week “window” prior to Migration, COPA will be committed to the cost of the facilities, meals, and other related expenses. Only those registrations that have purchased Cancellation Protection will receive a refund.
Migration Cancellation Protection does not include the hotel, which you will book separately and has its own cancellation policy.
If you cancel or alter your Migration reservation prior to five (5) weeks before Migration, the following shall apply:
If you cancel or alter your Migration reservation within five (5) weeks of Migration, the following shall apply:
During your registration, payment via our secure server is required using Master Card, Visa, Discover, or American Express.
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Migration Attendee Directory
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Activity / Event
Thursday, September 8th
Migration Aircraft Arrivals
Location: Duluth, MN (KDLH)
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cirrus Aircraft Factory Tours
Location: Cirrus Aircraft
Cost: free; space is limited! (Sign up when registering.)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Owner Maintenance Class
Location: Cirrus Aircraft, Factory Service Center
Instructor: Roger Whittier, A&P, CPPP instructor, & long-time SR-22 owner
Cost: $100/person (Sign up when registering.)
12:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: The Inn On Lake Superior, Northern Lights Conference Center (1st floor)
6:30 p.m. until …
COPA Cabana Party
Location: The Inn On Lake Superior, Lakeside Patio
Cost: Included with registration; cash bar.
Friday, September 9th
6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Deluxe Continental Breakfast
Location: The Inn On Lake Superior
Cost: Included with registration.
7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
“Breakfast with Garmin” by Garmin personnel
Location: The Inn On Lake Superior, Conference Center
Cost: Beverages sponsored by COPA
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Annual COPA Membership Meeting
Location: Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC), Lake Superior Ballroom N & O
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Location: DECC, Lake Superior Ballroom L & M
10:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: DECC, Board Room
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion: Emergency NOW! Tales from the Fox Hole
Location: DECC, Lake Superior Ballroom N & O
10:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: DECC, Lake Superior Ballroom J & K
Cost: Snacks sponsored by Continental Motors, Inc.
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Tradeshow Floor
Cost: Sponsored by Pilatus.
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: DECC, Lake Superior Ballrooms L & M and N & O; refer to the M14 Program Guide for details.
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Cirrus Life Event (includes buffet dinner & open bar)
Location: Duluth, MN; buses depart The Inn on Lake Superior at 6:15 p.m. and return at 9:00 p.m.
Cost: Party and transportation sponsored by Cirrus Aircraft. (Sign up when registering.)
Saturday, September 10th
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cost: Snacks co-sponsored by Aviation Tax Consultants & Wings Insurance
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: Sponsored by Piper Aircraft.
Tour: Depart IOLS at 8:30 a.m.
Cruise: 11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Spouse Program – Glensheen Mansion tour & Vista Cruise Luncheon cruise
Location: Duluth, MN; buses depart from The Inn On Lake Superior
Cost: $115/person (Sign up when registering.) Lunch & transportation included.
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
General Reception prior to Dinner
Location: DECC, near Harbor Side Ballroom; cash bar
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Migration Banquet Dinner
Location: DECC, Harbor Side Ballroom
Guest Speaker: Mark Baker, AOPA President
Sunday, September 11th
6:30 a.m. - noon
6:30-8:00 a.m. – Drop-off at Monaco Air FBO
8:00 a.m. until … – Drop-off at Cirrus Aircraft, Customer Center
Historically, Migration’s seminars have always been one of our fly-in’s major attractions and this year should be no different. The trade show will be adjacent to the seminar rooms again this year, so attendees can visit before and after the various seminars. Migration lunches, as well as all beverages and snacks, will also be located by the trade show area again. So, whether you are getting a coffee during a break between seminars or have just enjoyed a tasty lunch, you’ll have an opportunity to review some of the best aviation products and services in the business.
The seminars and trade show will be held at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) and run Friday and Saturday of Migration. Available soon will be the electronic guidebook, introduced last year, which you can download to your smart phone or tablet for all of the details.
Friday morning starts off with our annual COPA membership meeting and will be followed by Safety Review and COPA University updates from Rick Beach and Trip Taylor. After lunch, our seminar programs begin. In order to provide attendees with the greatest number of choices within the time available, we’ll be running two, simultaneous seminar sequences, as in years past.
Each seminar is an hour long, separated at 15-minute intervals – plenty of time to grab a drink or take that much needed bathroom break. The Migration Planning Team always endeavors to provide interesting topics for both new Cirrus pilots as well as long-time owners. This year, some of the seminar subjects include avionics upgrades and ADS-B solutions, aircraft interior and exterior cosmetic enhancements, maintenance upgrade options, a special briefing on high-altitude pilot physiology, “tips and tricks” for new owners, and special presentations by Cirrus Aircraft. If you (or your spouse) tires of the more technical subjects, we have an entire “thread” highlighting great trips you can take in your Cirrus! These informal presentations, accompanied by tons of photos, will be presented by your fellow COPA members … who have actually flown to the destinations they will be highlighting. If you’d like to find out how and where you can take your next adventure in your Cirrus, you will definitely want to attend these travelogues. (For a detailed list of the seminar schedule, click here.)
For non-pilot partners, the always popular Partner-In-Command class, taught by COPA’s President Emeritus Mike Radomsky, will again be offered on Friday morning. This class is designed to make our right-seat partners better acquainted and more comfortable with the aircraft. This year attendees will have the opportunity to fly and pull the chute in a simulator during the afternoon.
The Migration trade show will run from 10:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 9th, and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, September 10th at the DECC. This is a great opportunity to learn about new products and discuss your aircraft systems directly with representatives of the manufacturers. With some of the “show specials” traditionally offered during Migration, you may want to play hooky from a seminar and peruse the product offerings in relative peace and quiet. With the opportunity to see the “latest and greatest” aviation products conveniently displayed in one location, the trade show is something you won’t want to miss! Last year, over 50 exhibitors attended Migration to promote their products and services.
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